Sarasota County Voters Overwhelmingly Choose Single Member Districts

3/9/2022

Despite a big vote for single-member Commission districts in Sarasota County  2018 election, County Commissioners placed a deceptive measure to repeal single-member districts on the March 8, 2022 1-mil School referendum ballot.

On March 8th, despite huge spending by Republican-linked shady-money PACs, on Tuesday, March 8th, county voters rebuked the Republican commissioners and voted to keep single-member districts by 56,868 to 42,523, a stunning 57% to 42% victory -- perhaps even sufficient to keep the commissioners from further attempts to manipulate elections.

Kudos to the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections and Citizens for District Power, which led the winning campaign.

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